Notting Hill, London 1976. The Notting Hill Carnival riots revellers take cover from the rioters. Senior members of the Black British community try and restore calm.  By 1976 as many as 150,000 people were attending.  In the late afternoon, at the north end of Portobello Road  near the Westway flyover violence erupted after police officers attempted to arrest a group of pickpockets working the crowd. Running skirmishes developed that led to a full scale riot. Bricks and bottles were thrown, by both black and white youths; the police were woefully unprepared and defended themselves with amongst other things dustbin lids. 160 people were hospitalised, there were over 60 arrests. 1970s UK.
Notting Hill Carnival Riots 1970s England
Notting Hill, London 1976. The Notting Hill Carnival riots revellers take cover from the rioters. Senior members of the Black British community try and restore calm. By 1976 as many as 150,000 people were attending. In the late afternoon, at the north end of Portobello Road near the Westway flyover violence erupted after police officers attempted to arrest a group of pickpockets working the crowd. Running skirmishes developed that led to a full scale riot. Bricks and bottles were thrown, by both black and white youths; the police were woefully unprepared and defended themselves with amongst other things dustbin lids. 160 people were hospitalised, there were over 60 arrests. 1970s UK.

Filename: NOTTINGHILL CARNIVAL RIOT LONDON 1970's BRITAIN 06.jpg
Source: Homer Sykes
Date: 1 Jan 1976
Location: Notting Hill Greater London UK
Credit: Homer Sykes
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